Tag Archives: Murder mystery

Review: Seduction in Death – J D Robb

  • Title: Seduction in Death
  • Author: J D Robb
  • Genre: Futuristic Murder Mystery Romance
  • Why: I intend to read the whole series
  • Rating: 4 Stars

Description: She was 23 and already in love. She was certain he’d be handsome. She would be dead before midnight. Bryna Bankhead carefully dressed for her date with the wonderful Dante, a man she’s only ever spoken to online. By the end of the night, rose petals are scattered, poetry has been quoted – and Bryna has been murdered.

Review contains major spoilers!

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Review: Betrayal in Death – J D Robb

  • Title: Betrayal in Death
  • Author: J D Robb
  • Genre: Futuristic murder mystery romance
  • Why: I still intend to read the whole series
  • Rating: 4 Stars

Description: At the luxurious Roarke Palace Hotel, a maid walks into suite 4602 for the nightly turndown — and steps into her worst nightmare. A killer leaves her dead, strangled by a thin silver wire. He’s Sly Yost, a virtuoso of music and murder. A hit man for the elite. Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows him well. But in this twisted case, knowing the killer doesn’t help solve the crime. Because there’s someone else involved. Someone with a more personal motive. And Eve must face a terrifying possibility — that the real target may, in fact, be her husband Roarke…

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Review: Judgement in Death – J D Robb

  • Title: Judgement in Death
  • Author: J D Robb
  • Genre: Futuristic Murder Mystery Romance
  • Why: I intend to read the whole series
  • Rating: 5 Stars

Description: When a cop killer cuts loose in a club called Purgatory, New York detective Eve Dallas descends into an underground criminal hell…

In an uptown strip joint, a cop is found bludgeoned to death. The weapon’s a baseball bat. The motive’s a mystery. It’s a case of serious overkill that pushes Eve Dallas straight into overdrive. Her investigation uncovers a private club that’s more than a hot spot. Purgatory’s a last chance for atonement where everyone is judged. Where your ultimate fate depends on your most intimate sins. And where one cop’s hidden secrets are about to plunge innocent souls into vice-ridden damnation…

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Review: Witness in Death – J D Robb

  • Title: Witness in Death
  • Author: J D Robb
  • Genre: Futuristic Murder Mystery Romance
  • Why: I intend to read the whole series
  • Rating: 5 Stars

Description: It is 2059, and New York City homicide lieutenant Eve Dallas’s husband, Roarke, is producing a revival of Agatha Christie’s thriller Witness for the Prosecution. On opening night, when the villainous character Leonard Vole gets his just deserts, someone substitutes a kitchen knife for the prop knife, and the actor, Richard Draco, is stabbed through the heart. Trouble is, in time-tested British mystery fashion, everyone in the cast had good reason to despise Richard, a misogynist who seduced and discarded beautiful young women, including one whom he knew to be his daughter. It’s up to Eve to solve the case, an emotionally difficult task as she is no stranger to incest herself: she was beaten and raped by her father before she managed to escape him. As Eve fights to keep her head above water, she tries to bond at a deeper level with Roarke, so that her future will heal the pain of her past.

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Review: Loyalty in Death – J D Robb

  • Title: Loyalty in Death
  • Author: J D Robb
  • Genre: Futuristic Murder Mystery Romance
  • Why: I intend to read the whole series
  • Rating: 4 Stars

Description: New York cop Eve Dallas returns to face her most ingenious foe–a “secret admirer” who taunts her with letters… and kills without mercy.

An unknown bomber is stalking New York City. He is sending Eve Dallas taunting letters promising to wreak mass terror and destruction among the “corrupt masses.” And when his cruel web of deceit and destruction threatens those she cares for most, Eve fights back. It’s her city … it’s her job… and it’s hitting too close to home.

Now, in a race against a ticking clock, Eve must make the pieces fit–before the city falls.

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Review: Conspiracy in Death – J D Robb

  • Title: Conspiracy in Death
  • Author: J D Robb
  • Genre: Futuristic Murder Mystery Romance
  • Why: I intend to read the full series.
  • Rating: 3 Stars

Description: In the late 21st century, on the streets of New York City, a street sleeper is found murdered, his diseased heart removed with surgical precision. His death would typically drop to the bottom of a list of senseless and inexplicable killings, but Lieutenant Dallas, who “would stand for the dead and the living,” is not about to let that happen.

When her research uncovers similar crimes in several cities that were dropped under mysterious circumstances, Dallas knows she’s facing a killer cruel enough to prey on the weakest in society and powerful enough to conspire an extensive coverup.

To complicate matters further, Dallas faces an equally troubling threat to her career when she’s linked to the death of a fellow cop. Now she must fight to restore her good name as well as track down the killer.

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More is sometimes better

Another entry in my 26-Week Book Challenge, and I have now officially exceeded the supposed limit suggested by the title, because this is entry number 27. Yes, I’ll do anything to write a weekly blog post, including devoting a number of weeks to a question which I said I wouldn’t answer. This is not one of those weeks though, because this week I’m talking about a series I wish had gone on longer.

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